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Cable Ski Cairns

Address: Lot 5 Captain Cook Highway, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4038 1304
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Smithfield
Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This is a unique cable-driven water skiing park that my son tried twice during our recent vacation...
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Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This is a unique cable-driven water skiing park that my son tried twice during our recent vacation. It's mostly used by locals, but is open to anyone and they treated us fine, so I'd like to review it. It's a good spot for active teens and older kids who want to do things rather than sightsee.

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Townsville, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to numerous cables around the world and worked at one of the best in Europe, this is definitely up there with the better cables and is one of the best I've seen in terms of overall layout and facilities. Staff were all very friendly and patient with the beginners, but during busy times on the Sunday operators could... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Good for a tourist but not locals plus bring your lunch, I got a hotdog that had just been thrown in the microwave and was inedible, tried it out on my son who eats anything but he couldn't stomach it either a, terrible...

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Took our nephews to the cable ski park and had a go myself, great value on the two hour pre-booked session. The instructions from Sam were great he was able to help everybody from beginners to pros without missing a beat and giving everybody attention. I took a while to get going on the kneeboard and really appreciated the help.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Well worth the money, all the family had a great time. We couldn't work out if we ached so much from laughing or the falls we had. If prices were reasonable, amenities were good, would recommend it to everybody. Had a little trouble finding it tucked away beside Skyrail, didn't realise we had to use their car park to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic fun for the family. Shame we ached so much the next day or we would have been back then left Cairns. Recommend. Will be back !

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cable Ski Cairns is a great place to go if you want to go skiing or wake boarding but don't have the equipment or boat to do it. Quite cheap actually for the amount of time you spend on the boards! Great fun and everyone can do it!!!! Love Cable ski can't wait to go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Have been here a couple of times now and it so much fun. Staff is always nice and really laidback. Love it!

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Wallaville
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the most amazing experience. We loved every bit of it. Great price and so much to see and do. Takes you up to Kuranda. So much flexibility with the time of travel. GREAT!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Ask any local, with or without kids and they'll say, so expensive. I'm sure it's great for the tourists but they don't really cater for us locals too well. Should offer local discounts, think they'd need another Lake if they did!!

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cableski, Manager at Cable Ski Cairns, responded to this review

Thanks for your review David. Our attraction has always offered local's specials, including memberships deals focused on our local clientele - memberships work out to be from $4 per day. Our prices have been the same since opening 10 years ago, as we value the support and loyalty of locals very much. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is awesome. After having a really hard time with skiing behind a boat, I was really apprehensive to try knee and wake boarding. However, the staff were so great and helpful, I was able to get up on my first try and hey helped me to improve every time. 2 hours is plenty especially if you are not... More 

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